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Luang Prabang
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for two nights having previously camped locally. We were greeted on site by one of the two new owners, Reagen, and given a warm welcome. The location is fantastic, being off the beaten track, with a huge sandy beach just a couple of minutes away by car. Close enough to Akaroa to be able to spend a...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're visiting Akaroa or want to visit more of the area, you should check to see if these guys have availability. It's not too pricey, the place is super clean, spacious, and beats the usual russel and bussel of crowded mainstream hostels. It's really a great place In Okains Bay and it's worth the beautiful scenic drive.

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a very up market hostel. It has a mix of en suite rooms and others with a shared bathroom. There is a large kitchen and sitting room with ample wifi. Everything is of the best quality with a real home from home atmosphere. And it is spotless. It is located a short drive from Akaroa but it is...

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Thank GusChristine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Great value hostel near a beautiful beach at Okains Bay. More like a B&B than anything else. Comfortable, clean rooms, one with private bath. Ample kitchen supplies and pleasant managers. Close enough to Akaroa for restaurants and shopping. Highly recommended.

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Thank Yo H
south lake tahoe, CA
Reviewed 2 March 2016

If you want real New Zealand, this is it! Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this place is worth the drive from Akaroa or anywhere else you may be traveling from. The place is beautiful with hardwood floors, an amazing huge kitchen , and a shower that you don't want to get out of. Peace and quiet, comfy beds, and a beach...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Might be the cleanest hostel I've been to ever. Very tidy, homely, comfortable, small and most of all, friendly! Choice place to stay near Akaroa. Bathroom, kitchen, beds, all great, and the share room has plenty of extra space. Very happy I came here.

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Thank JamiesNZreviews
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We were completing a mountainbike brevet over the weekend and had been riding for hours in the heat from Sumner along the tops to Purau, over to Pigeon Bay, the double fence line, Little River, Little Akaloa before arriving at Okains just before 9.00 pm. We had a gorgeous room and ensuite and the host had baked us fresh rye...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Very accommodating hosts (we were given a tour even though it's only a 3 room hostel), spacious kitchen, super clean common area and bathroom, very comfortable bed, good location, free limited wifi, lots of natural light, good puzzle and book selection if you'd like a day in. 20 min drive from Akaroa.

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Thank Anna L
Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is cleverly-built place with just 3 rooms, which is nice as it makes it easier to get to know the other guests. The owners are helpful and friendly and they provide lots of information about activities in the area. The kitchen, dining area and lounge are spacious and well-equipped, and unlike many of the busy backpacker places we’ve stayed...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 March 2015

This isn't a hostel. It's like renting a house and sharing! Great kitchen. Just remember to buy groceries en route. We hiked to the water and collected mussels which were delicious. Very quiet setting away from it all. Nice and relaxing. Recommend a few nights if you can swing it.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the beautiful valley of Okains Bay near its safe and sandy beach and estuary is our homely but luxurious new 7-bed hostel on 20 acres of farmland. A lovely quiet place to unwind, to go for a swim or to walk the surrounding hills. We are a 20 minutes scenic drive from the hustle and bustle of Akaroa with its cafes and restaurants and one and a half hour from Christchurch airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Double Dutch

Address: 32 Chorlton Road | Okains Bay, Akaroa 7583, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 51
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“The en suite room books out very quickly.”
GusChristine, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The en-suite room is worth the extra money”
DLJ2, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We had the only en-suite room. The 2 other bedrooms were nice as well, with a shared bath.”
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azslc, 4 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We had the en-suite room, worth the extra.”
LuttonRichard, 17 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Any room is great, even sharing a bathroom is no problem if you do not choose the ensuite option.”
MumandSon_10, 24 Aug 2013 | Read review
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